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Ditch the fashion degree

Editorial staff November 1, 2017

Fashion is engrained in campus culture. It may be a student’s personality, livelihood, community or dream-career. The Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in California is the most renown...

Gender Fluidity in Fashion

Ryan Thompson November 1, 2017

It seems as though our clothing represents our gender identity from the time we are young. Little boys are dressed in blue onesies covered in monster trucks, and little girls are clothed in pink onesies...

Pretty in pink

David Hinajosa November 1, 2017

Last week, I reflected on how pink fits into fashion. Blue has been my favorite color ever since I was little. I would never wear pink—it wasn’t my favorite color. That is, until I bought my first...

Tangled up history with hair

Briyah Phillips November 1, 2017

It’s 2017; stores are stocked with curl styling creams, leave-in conditioners and curly hair products galore. Big, curly hair is admired and sought after, but this isn’t how it’s always been. Growing...

Clothing doesn’t speak for you

Leah Feneley November 1, 2017

“Clothing is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” But if the clothing you wear has nothing to do with your personality, does your fashion really replace your eyes as the window to...

Pollution couture

Photo Courteousy of Creative Commons
Robin Molina November 1, 2017

Fashion is the world’s second largest pollutant. Practically every step in the production process, from cotton farming to laundering leaves a carbon footprint on the environment. There is no denying...

Lillian + E

Lillian + E founder Ana Richie (left) sports the “Lola” ombré tasasel earrings from her gameday collection. Photo Courtesy of Peyton Killburn
Isaac Serna November 1, 2017

A university campus is an ideal point of entry for a fashion business. From a marketing perspective, students are attractive. They are a defined group—18-30 demographic with a reputation of being impressionable....

SHEATH Underwear

Vincent Valdez November 1, 2017

UTSA Business major Chris Davalos, co-owner and operational manager of SHEATH Underwear, is excited about his company’s sales and latest line of underwear. The new underwear design features a unique...

Intercultural Campus Dialogue

Photos courtesy of Dr. Sara DeTurk
Enrique Bonilla November 1, 2017

It is not breaking news that San Antonio has had its share of injustices. From the plight of Emma Tenayuca and the Southern Pecan Shelling Company’s worker’s strike in the 1930s to a more recent case...

Full-time mom / full-time mogul

The chaos of Coker balancing four kids, all while enjoying every little ‘imperfect’ perfect moment. Courtesy of Christina Coker
Katrina Clements November 1, 2017

In the blogger community, it is easy to forget there is a face behind the pretty pictures. Christina Coker, creator of Champagne Taste Beer Budget, doesn’t leave room for misconception. Coker moved...

Behind the lens

Cantu at Local Coffee. Isabel Camacaro/The Paisano
Isabel Camacaro November 1, 2017

Janai Cantu is one of San Antonio’s most influential photographers. Her work includes shooting the lookbooks of Chiq’tique and GreyMoon Vintage, blogger Chic in the Heart of Texas and the singer Storm...

Stunting on a budget

Shop Rare at Brick at Blue Star. Emily Hubbard/The Paisano
Emily Hubbard November 1, 2017

Thrifting is taken to a new level through local businesses. Over the past year, vintage fashion has seen a come up from casual everyday life to high fashion. Because vintage fashion is one of the hottest...

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